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Board of Education
Notice of Meeting Change
 
Notice is hereby given that the Mount Laurel Township Board of Education has a change to the following meeting:
 
The Regular Public Meeting scheduled for
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
will take place at 7:00 p.m. with the following modifications:
 
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the meeting will be stream-cast live using the district's You Tube Channel.
 
Members of the Public may connect to this stream for
video and audio coverage by going to:
 
Persons wishing to submit comments for the Public Portion of the meeting may do so by electronically
e-mailing their comments to
Action may be taken at this meeting. 
 
 
Mount Laurel Schools Closed for Remainder of the 2019-2020 School Year
On May 4, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy ordered all schools in the state closed to students for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to the COVID-19 Virus. State direction on summer programs such as camps and extended school year curriculum has not yet been announced, but is forthcoming, according to the governor. Updates will appear here and on our COVID-19 Updates Webpage.

 
Board Approves Hiring of Two New Administrators
Board of Education members approved the hiring of two new administrators at the May 19 regular meeting, which was again held virtually and live-streamed over the district's YouTube Channel. Following a lengthy search during which online interviews were held at three levels, Christina Fletcher has been selected as Mount Laurel's new Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction. It was a similar process that led to the board's vote to hire Patrice Clark as Larchmont Elementary School's new principal on Tuesday night. Biographical information for each of the new administrators follows.
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Christina Fletcher
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Christina Fletcher, a resident of Delran, currently serves as Director of Curriculum and Instruction for North Hanover Schools. She has held that position since 2014. Previously, she was employed by the Robbinsville Public Schools from 2007 to 2014 in various roles, including 8th grade Language Arts Teacher, Middle School Literary Coach, and Supervisor of K-8 Curriculum and Instruction and K-12 Professional Development. She began her career in education as a Kindergarten teacher with the Willingboro School District.
Ms. Fletcher holds a B. A. in Elementary Education from Rowan University and an M. A. from Seton Hall University in Educational Leadership, Management and Policy. She has recently completed a School Administrator Internship at Caldwell University.
She will begin her duties as Mount Laurel’s Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction on July 16, 2020. The district’s search for an Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction has been ongoing since the retirement of Dr. Sharon Vitella in January.
 
Patrice Clark 
Patrice Clark
Larchmont Elementary School Principal
Patrice Clark, a Willingboro resident, is employed by Willingboro Schools as an Assistant Principal at Levitt Intermediate School. Previously, she held the role of Academic Dean at the Willingboro High School. She began her career in education as a teacher of kindergarten and first-grade students in Blackwood and Fairfield Township Schools.
Ms. Clark holds a B.A. in Sociology and an M.A. in Elementary Education from Rutgers University. She holds her E.D.S. from Seton Hall University, where she is also a doctoral candidate.
She will assume her role as Larchmont’s principal on July 1, 2020, replacing Mrs. Donna Kinn, who has served in an interim capacity throughout the 2019-20 school year.
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Mount Laurel Township COVID-19 Government Services Information Hub
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Announcements on Closure Procedures from
Superintendent Dr. George J. Rafferty
 
School Building Visitors 
No students or parents will be permitted in the buildings. All student technology and learning materials were already distributed. However, if you should you have any needs, please contact your school principal. 
 
Virtual School Hours 
All school buildings are on a virtual operating plan with school hours in place from 8 AM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday. Our building principals, school secretaries, guidance counselors, school nurses, and child study team members as well as any other support staff that assist you during the year, will be answering messages, emails, and reaching out to you to help address your questions and/or concerns to support your children. Communication with your teachers and your schools will continue.  While e-mails are preferred, all messages left with your school will be returned promptly. 
 
Administration Buildings
Our administrative buildings are closed to the public at this time in compliance with the state order for social distancing. 
 
Technology Support Services
In the event that you need assistance, please communicate that to your child’s teacher and they will submit a Help Desk Work Order in your name electronically to our technology department. Once received, our technology staff will contact you immediately and directly to resolve your issue. Do not call the technology department directly. 
 
Minor Changes in Our Online Education Program
March 29, 2020
 
Dear Springville Parents,
Thank you for a successful first week of learning online! As a school community we continue to work together to ensure your child can learn and grow even under these extraordinary circumstances. We know that your children enjoy connecting with their teachers and we continue to strive to make this experience positive and engaging.
 
We have made some minor adjustments to the learning schedules for grades 1 through 4. These plans allow for us to integrate specials (Art, Music, PE/Health, and Library Media) across the grade levels and throughout the week. These new plans will take effect tomorrow, Monday, March 30, 2020.  The mornings will still be designated for instruction, and the afternoon hours will be a time for you to check in with teachers.
 
Please know that teaching and learning in this virtual platform is new to us all, including our teachers. All teachers are recording their lessons and they will be available for future access by students. If you have any questions at all for me or your child’s teacher, reach out anytime. We are here to make this process as smooth as possible for you and your children.
 
Dr. Gailen Mitchell
Principal
 
 Current Online Schedule
 Kindergarten
 Grade 1
 Grade 2
 Grade 3
 Grade 4
 
Parents, Please Note: If you are in need of Internet connectivity at home, there is a two-month free service being offered by Comcast. Details can be found in this flyer.